Sustainable Woodlands in West Milford, NJ

About Idylease Tree Farm

Owned and Operated by Richard Zampella

Idylease Tree Farm Management

About Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella is an American Film and Television producer that has numerous documentaries that have appeared on American Public Television. His work has also aired in Europe, airing on PBS America and Sky TV. Zampella received a Critics’ Pic from the New York Times for the feature documentary, Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen, which is narrated by Sam Waterston. For Warner Home Video, he produced Sergeant York: Of God and Country which is narrated by Liam Neeson. He has Produced and Edited two documentaries that aired concurrently on PBS in 2023. They include: Elmore Leonard: But Don't Try to Write narrated by Campbell Scott and Inside High Noon narrated by Mathew Rhys.

Zampella is a Conservationist who manages Idylease Tree Farm at Idylease in West Milford NJ. His father, Dr. Arthur Zampella was awarded the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the year in 1991 for his tree farm at Idylease. As a Preservationists, Richard Zampella owns and operates Idylease Inn which is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Landmark is situated on the one hundred acres estate that comprises Idylease Tree Farm. In the past, the Inn has hosted the likes of luminaries such as Thomas Edison. Zampella has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having designed several food service operations in New York. Previously, he has run the Oak Room and Bar at the Plaza Hotel on Central Park South. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Essex House Hotel where he served as a Food & Beverage Manager. For 17 years he worked under restaurant impresario Joe Baum at the Rainbow Room which is located 65 floors high above Rockefeller Center. While at The NY Times 3 star restaurant Le Cirque, Zampella worked under the guidance of Sirio Maccione.

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(973) 557-7572

Dr Arthur Zampella

35 Years Of Experience


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